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Taiwan offers free online visas to Hong Kong and Macau

Taiwan offers free online visas to Hong Kong and Macau

AN EASIER visa process for residents from Hong Kong and Macau looks set to further stimulate traffic to Taiwan.
   26/09/2010 15:30
Myanma Airways acquires new aircraft

Myanma Airways acquires new aircraft

STATE-RUN Myanma Airways, which turns 62 years tomorrow, is acquiring three new aircraft, which will be delivered in time for the upcoming peak season from October to March.
   14/09/2010 17:20
Hainan Air hits high note with Dalian service

Hainan Air hits high note with Dalian service

HAINAN Airlines has hit a high note with its twice-weekly Singapore-Dalian service launched last month, with its GSA Maple Aviation, pushing for an additional flight.
   14/09/2010 17:15
Hong Kong Disneyland to sign up more wholesalers

Hong Kong Disneyland to sign up more wholesalers

HONG KONG Disneyland Resort, which turned five last Sunday, will strengthen its travel trade distribution by signing up contracted wholesalers in new areas such as secondary cities in China and key cities in India which have direct air access to Hong Kong.
   14/09/2010 17:12
3 Thai destinations among Asia's top-10

3 Thai destinations among Asia's top-10

Phuket, Bangkok and Koh Samui have been voted among the top-10 best Holiday Destinations in Asia, according to a survey by online travel magazine SmartTravelAsia.com.
   14/09/2010 09:40
Fun Race in Samui

Fun Race in Samui

Those in love with adventure racing will have a chance to try their luck amid the spectacular views of the ocean during the "ibis Koh Samui Trophy 2010 Adventure Race and Fun Run" scheduled for Sat, Oct 2.
   14/09/2010 09:22
Tourist arrivals, led strongly by Australians, push the destination to ‘bursting point’

Tourist arrivals, led strongly by Australians, push the destination to ‘bursting point’

Bali is buzzing with arrivals and chock-a-block with Australian tourists, making 2010 a record year for the destination.
   14/09/2010 09:03
Shangri-La goes back to its roots in China

Shangri-La goes back to its roots in China

SHANGRI-LA Hotels and Resorts will open a new city resort, the Shangri-La Hotel, Diqing in Shangri-La County in early 2013.
   14/09/2010 08:57
Hawaiian Airlines starts second flight to Asia

Hawaiian Airlines starts second flight to Asia

TICKET sales for Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flight to Seoul kicked off last month, marking the carrier's second major expansion into Asia in recent months.
   10/09/2010 08:26
Reporting live from the Thailand Travel Mart plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM plus GMS) 2010  Thais urged to go lower with pricing

Reporting live from the Thailand Travel Mart plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM plus GMS) 2010 Thais urged to go lower with pricing

DESPITE already-low package rates, Indian agents say that the Thai travel trade should do more for the destination to remain attractive to Indian travellers.
   10/09/2010 08:23
Chinese meetings industry primed for growth

Chinese meetings industry primed for growth

RESEARCH by the China Incentives, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) has shown that the China meetings industry has significant growth potential.
   08/09/2010 10:44
New entertainment and hotel destination proposed for Singapore

New entertainment and hotel destination proposed for Singapore

GAW Capital Partners has submitted its heritage restoration proposal for an iconic and world-class lifestyle destination in the heart of Singapore.
   08/09/2010 10:41
Malaysian outbound agents expect good business

Malaysian outbound agents expect good business

SOME 858 booths were sold for the three-day Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) fair, an increase over last year's 845 booths.
   06/09/2010 13:44
Asia leads global tourism rebound

Asia leads global tourism rebound

THE FIRST half of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals increase by seven per cent, according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, with Asia-Pacific (14 per cent) and the Middle East (20 per cent) driving the growth.
   06/09/2010 13:37
Tour East taps on Singapore City Pass

Tour East taps on Singapore City Pass

CITY Tours today launched the Singapore City Pass and already one inbound agency has decided it will stock the sticker-form pass that allows travellers to select and access bundled attractions with tap-and-go technology.
   01/09/2010 09:15
Indonesia airports get on the radar of authorities

Indonesia airports get on the radar of authorities

THE INDONESIAN government will invest 750 billion (US$83.3 million) on a new air traffic control system to manage flight control in western Indonesia, an area whose airports are managed by the Angkasa Pura II airport authority.
   01/09/2010 09:06
Tourism attractions underestimate agents, says chief

Tourism attractions underestimate agents, says chief

NEWLY-APPOINTED chairman of the Association of Singapore Attractions Kevin Cheong believes the city’s attractions underestimate travel agencies’ potential to bring them business and aims to address this.
   01/09/2010 09:00
Vietnam’s most prized cave open to tourists in September

Vietnam’s most prized cave open to tourists in September

Central Vietnam boasts one of the world’s most spectacular caves, Thien Duong, which opens to the public in September.
   30/08/2010 14:51
International Tourism Festival to coincide with Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary

International Tourism Festival to coincide with Hanoi’s 1000th anniversary

A 4-day international tourism festival will be held from October 2 - 5 at Bao Son Paradise Theme Park in Hanoi, the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced.
   30/08/2010 14:32
Sleepless in Saigon: So many sights, so little time

Sleepless in Saigon: So many sights, so little time

It is HCMC or Ho Chi Minh City now, but the Vietnamese still call it Saigon and call themselves Saigonese.
   30/08/2010 14:14